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Better Photography's annual contest goes online with, India's fastest growing online photography company has been chosen to be the online partner for the fifth edition of the Better Photography "Photographer of the year - 2009" Awards. Published by Infomedia18 Ltd, Better Photography has been the leading photography magazine in India and South Asia for over twelve years now. The contest has been conducted successfully for four years now and has seen zealous participation from photographers across the country.

Considering the increase of internet penetration in India, the use of an online medium was a natural extension of the contest. In addition to sending physical copies of photographs, entrants can upload their entries at Participants need to go through a simple online registration process and depending upon their interest and eligibility, they can decide to upload their entries in one of many categories!

Once registered, participants can login any number of times before the last date to upload photographs till their maximum image limits are exhausted. The contest is open to citizens of India (including Non Resident Indians) and winners will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by Better Photography.

"We are very excited about being the online partner for this contest. Our relationship with Better Photography goes back to the foundation days of Canvera and this alliance has further strengthened our partnership," said Dr. Dhiraj Kacker CEO & Co-Founder of Canvera. K Madhavan Pillai, editor of Better Photography said "Canvera has world-class technology expertise in this domain and it was an easy choice to allow them to become the online face of the contest. With the increased use of internet in India we hope to reach a much wider audience this year with this initiative."

Rules, regulations and other information about the contest can be found online at

About Canvera
Canvera is an online photography company building solutions to help Professional Photographers run their business more effectively. Canvera offers high-end customized coffee-table-books, design services and hosting solutions to professional photographers. Canvera's products and services are used by professional photographers to both deliver a high quality experience to their clients and also to market themselves better. Canvera's coffee-table-books were twice awarded the Best Photobook in Asia Pacific & Japan at the annual HP Digital Print Awards in 2008 & 2009. Canvera was also given the Best Innovation in Technology award by Asian Photography magazine for "bringing professionalism and innovation to an unorganized market". As on date Canvera has serviced the needs of professional photographers in more than 250 cities across India. Canvera entered the market in July 2008 and was founded by Dr. Dhiraj Kacker (CEO) and Peeyush Rai (CTO) who have previously worked at numerous successful startups in Silicon Valley. Canvera is financially backed by Footprint Ventures (, DFJ ( and Mumbai Angels (
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